When Germans migrated to Boerne during the mid-1800s‚ they brought their love of music with them. They also brought their musical skills and wasted little time re-creating the sounds of their home country.
Secluded getaways for artists often are associated with the East or West coasts. For nearly 20 years, however, professional artists have had a Hill Country haven, thanks to the Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation.
Boerne, located 22 miles northwest of San Antonio in the foothills of the Texas Hill Country, offers small-town charm, historic architecture and beautiful natural surroundings. The city is named for Ludwig Borne, who inspired many families to leave Germany and settle in Boerne in the 1840s. The Cibolo Creek and Nature Center boasts four distinct ecosystems within its 100 acres, including a riparian forest, a live oak savannah, a tall-grass prairie and a spring-fed marsh.
Livability.com is a comprehensive online resource on more than 500 of America's Best Places to live, visit, work, play and explore. Our mission is to tell the story of the great places to live in between the big cities.The staff of Livability has spent more than 20 years finding the good stuff in small to mid-sized communities all across America. Whether you are moving, traveling or simply exploring interesting festivals or places to eat, Livability.com has you covered.